Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.